Modern workers will contribute to multiple teams and play multiple roles in different teams. This takes a high level of emotional understanding and control. Emotional intelligence is the learnt skill that enables you to recognize, understand and manage, both your own emotions, and the emotions of those around you. This skill allows you to navigate social complexities and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.
Personal development in the emotional intelligence space will lead to a better understanding of yourself and others as well as advancement in your career.